AirDance New Mexico

Flying low over the high desert

Dara Minkin and Amy Bourque on our aerial cube,
from our November 2013, Whichever Way the Wind Blows

Photography courtesy of Guadalupe Chavez

AirDance New Mexico is a company of multi-disciplinary artists who collaborate with each other to create exciting, innovative performances, featuring their critically acclaimed aerial dances and multi-media movement theater works. AirDance productions incorporate trapezes, aerial fabric, swings, hoops, aerial cube, and invented apparatus and interactive sets, created from a variety of materials. Performances feature original music by local artists and may include original scripts, projections, unusual props, and whatever else may strike our fancy. AirDance shows seek to entertain while exploring our lives and dreams, shedding light on hidden aspects of our collective being. AirDance New Mexico is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization incorporated in 2011. AirDance New Mexico also offers classes and workshops at our home, the AirDance ArtSpace, and is available for special workshops and performances for your group or organization.

Katy Andersen, Christina Cavaleri, and Joanna Furgal,
from our May 2014 show, Fight or Flight

Photography courtesy of Jeff Hartzer

 


Scroll down for information on our weekly aerial arts classes for adults and children and for information about private and small-group aerial arts lessons and coaching sessions.

UPCOMING SHOWS: SPRING 2016 ...

DREAMFLIGHTS
Friday thru Saturday, March 11-12 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, March 13 at 1:30 pm

At the AirDance ArtSpace. Tickets: $5-$10

More information and advance tickets coming soon.

The Flying Monkeys, aka the AirDance New Mexico Junior Company, present their original choreography in a theatrical aerial event showcasing their adventures with dreams of flying, fantastical creatures, ghosts, being tempted by the dark side, and altered gravitational forces!

MASQUE ASPECT
Friday thru Saturday, April 22-23 at 8:00 pm
Sunday, November 15 at 2:00 pm

At the AirDance ArtSpace. Tickets: $5-$15

More information and advance tickets will be posted in March.

The AirDance New Mexico's senior performing company's annual spring show explores the use of masks both literal and figurative in dances in the air, on the ground, while climbing the walls, and in the spaces between, in collaboration with local composers performing their original music live!


 AirDance New Mexico is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization


Contact AirDance New Mexico:
Email: AirDance New Mexico
Phone: (505)842-9418

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WINTER/SPRING SESSION 2016: JANUARY 4th-APRIL 13th

12 weeks of classes in this session (after considering breaks for special events and holidays). Scroll down for information about private and small group lessons and coaching sessions, available by appointment.

AirDance New Mexico classes at the AirDance ArtSpace,
3030 Isleta Blvd. SW, Albuquerque

Mixed-Aerial Classes for Adults and older Teens*
Mondays, 6-7 pm. Starts January 4th. No class February 29th, March 7th, March 28th.
Open gym-style instruction on trapezes, lyras (aerial hoops), silks (aerial fabric), and more!
Open to all experience levels; drop-ins welcome; individualized attention.

Aerial Fabric Lab for Adults and older Teens*
Wednesdays, 6-7 pm. Starts January 6th. No class January 13th, March 9th, March 30th.
An ongoing class concentrating on skill and sequence building specific to silks and hammock.
Students need not have previous experience with aerial fabric; regular participation encouraged.

*No registration or previous experience required. Inquire about suitability for minors. A liability waiver must by signed for each participant. To purchase class cards in advance and to view our cancellation and refund policy, please CLICK HERE to see registration page.

$15/single class; $65 for 5-class card; $120 for 10-class card; $150 for 15-class card
Class cards may be used for any and all combinations of
adult classes during the session and may be shared.

For the youngsters, we have ...

NEW! Mixed-Aerial Classes for Children and Adolescents (ages 8-14)
Mondays, 4:15-5:30 pm. January 4-April 11: No class February 29th, March 7th, March 28th.
Instruction in trapezes, lyras (aerial hoops), and aerial fabric.
Now registering new and returning students.
Registration required. CLICK HERE for registration information.

Mixed-Aerial Classes for Children and Adolescents (ages 8-14)
Saturdays, 1:30-2:45 pm. January 9-April 9: No class January 16th, March 12th, March 26th.
Instruction in trapezes, lyras (aerial hoops), and aerial fabric.
Now registering new and returning students.
Registration required. CLICK HERE for registration information.

$140 for full session of 12 classes; $75 each for two 6-class blocks
(Other payment plans may be arranged. Not available on drop-in basis.)

Junior Company
Junior Company members are experienced adolescent/teen students of AirDance New Mexico, committed to collaboratively creating original performances. Auditions for new members take place twice a year (TBA: June, December). If interested in aerial instruction for your child in addition to our Monday or Saturday classes, please contact us. We offer private, semi-private and small group lessons by appointment. Older teens may also be eligible to participate in adult classes.

For everyone ...

Private, semi-private, and group lessons and workshops
AirDance New Mexico offers private, semi-private, and small group lessons in aerial arts, conditioning, coaching, and choreography by appointment. Hourly rates listed below are for one-time sessions only. Discounts that follow apply when lessons are booked on a regular basis. We also offer special workshops for small to large groups (5-16 people) in trapeze, lyra, silks, or mixed-apparatus. Great way to celebrate a birthday, bachelorette party, graduation, promotion, or just an excuse to get together and sweat and have fun. We are also available to conduct workshops for educational institutions and special needs populations. Please inquire with us at information below. (Not currently available for children younger than 8 years of age.)

Hourly rates for private lessons
1 adult: $50 .... 1 child: $42.50
2 adults: $80 .... 2 children: $70
3 adults: $105 .... 3 children: $90

Discounts for regular bookings:
Monthly = 15% off
Twice a month = 25% off
3 or 4 times a month = 35% off

 

What should I wear to AirDance classes?
The aerial arts present clothing limitations. We recommend flexible, body-hugging clothing that will stay in place when hanging upside down. Clothing should have NO hard fasteners or decorations (zippers, snaps, rhinestones, etc.). Torso should be fully covered. Good to have thighs and knees covered for trapeze and lyra (hoop), although not essential. Long or capri leggings recommended for fabric (silks). Supportive undergarments are strongly recommended for males, especially for working on the silks. We ask that you remove all jewelry, especially for fabric, and secure long hair away from your face. Please have fingernails and toenails neatly trimmed for fabric work. (Wow, those silks are really demanding!)

 

Contact AirDance New Mexico:
Click to e-mail AirDance New Mexico
Phone: (505)842-9418

 

AirDance New Mexico performance montage 2012-2014

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AirDance New Mexico enjoys the thin air up there in Albuquerque!

Thanks to AbqARTS and The Morning Brew with Larry Ahrens for this spot!

 

Josh Burgess and Morgan Harris,
from our 2012 show, Fear of Falling

Photo by Jeff Hartzer

 

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Donations to AirDance New Mexico of all shapes and sizes are gratefully accepted at any time and are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law!

For more information:

AirDance New Mexico, Inc.
P.O. Box 25892
Albuquerque, NM 87125-0892
(505) 842-9418

Click to e-mail AirDance New Mexico

 AirDance New Mexico is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization

Just a little of our day-old press ...

Feature story about show, Fear of Falling, in the UNM Daily Lobo, "Free Form Falling" (2/2/12)

KUNM "Performance New Mexico" interview Spencer Beckwith and Debra Landau (aired 2/9/12)

2012 Arts/Dance in Review "Audiences Heard the Dance, Saw the Music" Albuquerque Journal (12/30/2012)

Website design and hosting donated by Aquila Arts LLC.

AirDance New Mexico recommends C and H Productions for all your video production needs. Excellent service! Fabulous result!

For local dance clothing and dance shoes, visit New Mexico Dancewear!

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Debra Landau

Artistic Director Debra Landau performs Spiderwoman in Albuquerque's KIMO Theater, 1998

"A circus [of] trapezes, trampolines and ropes. Monologues on everything from spitting to religion. Live rock music and videotapes. Are you thinking modern dance? Dancer/choreographer Debra Landau could change your mind about the art form."

Anthony DellaFlora, The Albuquerque Journal

 

 

AirDance New Mexico (the old pre-incorporation incarnation) on You Tube

 

About AirDance New Mexico and Artistic Director Debra Landau

"Landau is one of those rare artists who can combine voice quality and dance in a mutually enhancing harmony. Affinities, done to a rich and moving text by Jeff Hartzer, demonstrated her ability to fulfill verbal images with movement sub-text."

Jennifer Noyer, The Albuquerque Journal

"Debra Landau [is] Apollonian grace."

John Gwynn, The New Mexican

"Shaman's Death, an air dance on a trapeze, allows the dancer/choreographer freedom to explore air itself as a metaphor . . . and evoked images of transformation. [The trapeze's] magical powers seemed to free the dancer to glide, soar and explore her body's placement in the world-space of the theater."

Jennifer Noyer, The Albuquerque Journal

"Debra Landau was compelling in her sinister, sinuous role . . . Ikebana had a . . . soothing, meditative quality, with gentle movements that culminated in striking, sculptural poses."

Beth Bradley, The New Mexican

"Her wonderful expressiveness added . . . personality and depth to [the] monologue."

John Mandes, The Albuquerque Tribune

"Apparently used a single rope suspended from above the stage which divided into two strands midway down in space. The dancer rose serenely from the floor . . . and projected an almost supernatural presence."

Jennifer Noyer, The Albuquerque Journal

"A dancer who adds a bit of the circus to her performance."

Dave Brown, KGGM/KRQE TV, Albuquerque

"In many ways Landau confronts the mental barriers that restrict physical movement."

Jennifer Gubrud, The Daily Lobo

 

 

 

AirDance New Mexico is in residence at the AirDance ArtSpace. Originally a church built in the 1930s, the ArtSpace has been renovated to include an intimate black-box-style theatrical performance space with beautiful, sprung oak floors and ceiling beams for rigging aerial apparatus, sets, etc. The building also has meeting spaces, including a foyer and a Green Room. It is accessible to all.

AirDance ArtSpace

phone: 505.842.9418

 

airdance artspace

AirDance ArtSpace Theater/Performance Space

photo ©2004 by Anthony Richardson

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